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June 13, 2006

Visual Studio Fonts & Colors

Filed under: Uncategorized — benjamin harrell @ 12:18 pm

I recently re-installed my system and was going to setup my fonts & colors but thought I would do a quick Google to see how other people have setup their Dev environment.  I found this link on Roland Weigelt's blog and he even included his settings for download if you want to try them out! Here is the link:

My original settings are a little different from this.  I prefer the dark interface but I am going to give it a try as I like his use of bold and font choice.  I will probably settle for a hybrid but atleast I have a settings file to start from.  Remember this settings file will only work for VS 2005 as 2003 used registry settings.  Happy Coding!



  1. I did not know anything about the importable/exportable settings feature in VS2005 — a world of improvement over registry settings, expecially in being able to share one’s settings with others.

    I love the settings that you point to here. It really sets off the code and is a ton more readable, even at a smaller font size.

    Comment by Patrick — June 19, 2006 @ 8:55 am

  2. I still drifted back to the dark interface but I continue to use the font and bold settings here. I think it is important to maximize screen real estate but still be able to quickly locate key sections of code.

    Comment by benjamin harrell — June 19, 2006 @ 9:04 am

  3. […] I was one of the “default” guys until about a year ago a co-worker introduced me to the “dark-side”. […]

    Pingback by Patrick Altman : Programming in the Dark — September 7, 2006 @ 1:23 pm

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